Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. PCS (314320) for CS for SB 524
Senate . House
Comm: WD .
The Committee on Appropriations (Montford) recommended the
1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (741272) (with directory and
2 title amendments)
4 Delete lines 1298 - 1371
5 and insert:
6 decreases in the Consumer Price Index, except for projects
7 funded as provided in paragraph (e).
2. A district school board must not use funds from the
9 Public Education Capital Outlay and Debt Service Trust Fund or
10 the School District and Community College District Capital
11 Outlay and Debt Service Trust Fund for any new construction of
12 an ancillary plant that exceeds 70 percent of the average cost
13 per square foot of new construction for all schools.
14 (c) Except as otherwise provided, new construction
15 initiated by a district school board on or after July 1, 2017,
16 may after June 30, 1997, must not exceed the cost per student
17 station as provided in paragraph (b). A school district that
18 exceeds the cost per student station provided in paragraph (b),
19 as determined by the Auditor General, shall be subject to the
20 following sanctions:
21 1. The school district shall be ineligible for allocations
22 from the Public Education Capital Outlay and Debt Service Trust
23 Fund for the next 3 years in which the school district would
24 have received allocations had the violation not occurred.
25 2. The school district shall be subject to the supervision
26 of a district capital outlay oversight committee. The oversight
27 committee is authorized to approve all capital outlay
28 expenditures of the school district, including new construction,
29 renovations, and remodeling, for 3 fiscal years following the
31 a. Each oversight committee shall be composed of the
33 (I) One appointee of the Commissioner of Education who has
34 significant financial management, school facilities
35 construction, or related experience.
36 (II) One appointee of the office of the state attorney with
37 jurisdiction over the district.
38 (III) One appointee of the Auditor General who is a
39 licensed certified public accountant.
40 b. An appointee to the oversight committee may not be
41 employed by the school district; be a relative, as defined in s.
42 1002.33(24)(a)2., of any school district employee; or be an
43 elected official. Each appointee must sign an affidavit
44 attesting to these conditions and affirming that no conflict of
45 interest exists in his or her oversight role.
46 (d) The department shall:
47 1. Compute for each calendar year the statewide average
48 construction costs for facilities serving each instructional
49 level, for relocatable educational facilities, for
50 administrative facilities, and for other ancillary and auxiliary
51 facilities. The department shall compute the statewide average
52 costs per student station for each instructional level.
53 2. Annually review the actual completed construction costs
54 of educational facilities in each school district. For any
55 school district in which the total actual cost per student
56 station, including change orders, exceeds the statewide limits
57 established in paragraph (b), the school district shall report
58 to the department the actual cost per student station and the
59 reason for the school district’s inability to adhere to the
60 limits established in paragraph (b). The department shall
61 collect all such reports and shall provide these reports to the
62 Auditor General for verification purposes report to the
63 Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the
64 House of Representatives by December 31 of each year a summary
65 of each school district’s spending in excess of the cost per
66 student station provided in paragraph (b) as reported by the
67 school districts.
69 Cost per student station includes contract costs, legal and
70 administrative costs, fees of architects and engineers,
71 furniture and equipment, and site improvement costs. Cost per
72 student station does not include the cost of purchasing or
73 leasing the site for the construction or the cost of related
74 offsite improvements.
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77 And the directory clause is amended as follows:
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80 paragraphs (b) through (d) of subsection (6) of section 1013.64,
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83 And the title is amended as follows:
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86 General; amending s.